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12/06/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 04:53

The Ministry’s work to promote circular economy has been nominated for a prestigious, global award

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is being recognised for its promotion of circular economy and has been nominated for 'The Circulars 2019', which will be presented in Davos in January.

Circular economy must increase in Denmark and the Ministry of Environment and Food strives to achieve this. The Ministry's efforts have been nominated under the category 'Public Sector' as part of the award program 'The Circulars', an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

- I'm so proud that the ministry has been nominated for this award. Recognition by this distinguished forum of our work with the Advisory Board for Circular Economy and the Government's Strategy for Circular Economy is well deserved. It wouldn't have happened without the cooperation of the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope that we win,' said Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister for Environment and Food.

The worlds' most prestigious circular economy award
The award programme is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, who together with Accenture Strategy hand out the world's leading circular economy award. The global award offers recognition to organisations that are making notable contributions to the circular economy.

- The circular economy isn't just a green and golden opportunity. It's a necessity. We have to re-think how we produce and consume goods, at national and international level. Danish public authorities and companies have a unique and close collaboration in support of the circular economy, to the benefit of both the environment and competitiveness. Our efforts to promote circular economy also support the international transition to more sustainable development in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, said Jakob Ellemann-Jensen.

The annual awards are hosted at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland in January.

Click here to read more about the awards.

Click here to read more about the Advisory Board.

For more information:
Rune Gleerup, Press Officer, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, tel.: +45 9133 4766, email: [email protected]